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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an Anonymous Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

aboriginal policy studies Author Submission Guidelines

Thank you for submitting your article to aboriginal policy studies. This guide is to help you prepare your paper in keeping with our journal's house style. Questions on how to submit to the journal and how its review process works can be answered at our website


Submitting an Article


All articles are to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (PC or Mac), using the author-date style in the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (see CMS, 16.90-16.120, and below).




The submission should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length.




Papers may be submitted in 12-point Times Roman, left justified with a ragged right edge, and set up on 8 ½ by 11 paper with one-inch margins. Pages may be numbered consecutively, but do not use headers or footers.  Please double-space all text, including footnotes, as applicable, and reference lists.


Formatting must be kept to an absolute minimum. This means that titles, headings, and subheadings must be in plain (no italics, no underlining, no bold) font. Titles of books, journals, and other bibliographic information may, of course, be in italics, but not underlined or in bold.




aboriginal policy studies uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., and uses the author-date system detailed here.




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If the media in question is not the creation of the author, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder. The sooner permission is sought, the better, as obtaining permissions can sometimes be a lengthy process. Once permission is granted, please send a copy of the relevant permissions letter/email/fax to our Editorial Assistant at aboriginal policy studies.


Excessive text quoted from other sources may also need permission to be used.


Any permission fees accrued as a result of the permissions process are the responsibility of the author.


Processing Fees

aboriginal policy studies does not charge article processing charges or other submission fees to authors.

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